I was recently asked to make a card for a friend’s niece who was celebrating her 33rd wedding anniversary this week. At first, I started designing a card with hearts and flourishes, but it looked more suitable for a wedding or Valentine’s card. So I went back to the drawing board and pulled out an old favorite – Flowering Branches by Power Poppy.
This image really is quick and easy to color and is elegant in its simplicity. I was further aided by using the color map for this image devised by my Instant Gardener teammate Debbie Olson.
Hope my card gives you some crafty inspiration!
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Sweetie Six by Authentique Stamps: Flowering Branches by Power Poppy; Find Beauty by Technique Tuesday Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko Dies: A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25, G28 (leaves); W2, W6 (branches); RV00, R43, R46, R56, R59 (crabapples); RV000, RV52, RV55, RV66, YG21 (flowers); BG0000 (background)
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.
Just a quick and simple anniversary card featuring the Make a Wish digital stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil. I did a quick layout of the card using Silhouette Studio Designer so that I could print the front sentiment and the edging on the same card stock as the image. I used the Daydreamer font by My Sweet Type.
The inside sentiment is a quote attributed to Mother Teresa — “Do small things with great love.” The image used here is actually an embroidery pattern by the Nana Company available free for personal use. Be sure you look around Amy’s website — she has some absolutely stunning quilts displayed there.